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Postdoc Associate- Natural Resources and the Environment

Company:
Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Category:
Environmental Science, Ecology, and Forestry
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CONSERVATION, APEX PREDATORS, DEER, AND PEOPLE

POSITION: Post-Doctoral Research Associate

STARTING DATE: 1 January 2022, or as soon as possible

LOCATION: Blossey lab group, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

BACKGROUND:

Large ungulate populations threaten forest regeneration and many rare or declining species of plants, birds, and small mammals. For over a decade, the Blossey lab at Cornell University has developed novel ways to assess direct and indirect deer impacts using a multiple stressor framework that incorporates sentinel plant species and long-term demographic approaches. We are now expanding our work to assess whether presence of apex predators (wolves, cougars, or bears) can reverse negative deer impacts. We aim to explore direct impacts on primary producers as well as potential indirect effects on species at different trophic levels. Managing invasive species, predators, and ungulates for conservation will require buy-in and acceptance of people affected by management activities. A significant portion of the work we envision will therefore involve development of quantitative social science experiments to probe attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and policy preferences as it pertains to conservation. We are looking for a post-doctoral associate to join our team to develop new experimental approaches, assist in analyses of existing long-term datasets, and explore the social dimensions of predator restoration and deer management. The position is funded for 3 years and is based in Ithaca, New York. Field work will be conducted in New York State and approximately 10-20% in northern Wisconsin.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for a broadly trained individual with strong quantitative skills who is interested in conservation and interactions that involve different trophic levels, multiple stressors, and people. The successful candidate will lead or participate in a mix of field work, analyses of existing long-term datasets, and development of social science projects. The position requires active engagement with graduate students, local municipalities, and management agencies. We expect excellent writing skills addressing both scientific and professional audiences, and interest in applying research results to conservation, management practices, teaching, and extension.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

All components of the application must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Interested applicants should submit: a cover letter (2-3 pages) outlining qualifications, experience for the position (considering the background and desirable qualifications), a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Inquiries about position specifics can be directed to Dr. Bernd Blossey (bb22@cornell.edu). Review of applications will begin 30 September 2021.statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion is also required, please submit your application via Academic Jobs Online at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19367 The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new CornellNYC Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator. we also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.
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